The Philadelphia defense will be tasked with stopping Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott and Dallas' top-ranked rushing attack in Week 8.
The Cowboys have rushed for 161.2 yards per game this season, including 191 per game over their last four outings. Philadelphia is surrendering 4.5 yards per carry but has allowed just one 100+ yard rusher in 2016 (Matt Jones, Week 6). The Eagles D/ST has been phenomenal for fantasy owners in 2016 but expectations should be tempered for this road matchup.
The Los Angeles defense has forced just one turnover in the last three weeks, all losses.
Not only has the lack of takeaways contributed to Los Angeles' now sub-.500 record, but the Rams D/ST has not sniffed a top-10 fantasy performance in nearly a month. The once intimidating Rams defensive front is also struggling, registering 27th among NFL defenses with just 10 sacks on the season. The Rams will return from their Week 8 bye as a mid-tier fantasy option at home against Carolina in Week 9.
Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) returned to a full practice on Wednesday.
That puts Flowers on track to play Sunday against Denver. He'll be returning from a four-game absence. Having him back should give the Chargers' secondary a big boost. Only eight teams have allowed more passing yards per game than San Diego this year.
Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) returned to practice on Wednesday.
It's the first time he's practiced since breaking his leg in the Saints' season opener. Breaux's return would be a huge boost to the Saints' beleaguered secondary. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against Seattle.
The San Francisco Chronicle expects Latavius Murray to get the "bulk of the carries" going forward.
Murray returned as Oakland's lead back Sunday after missing the last two weeks. His per-carry effectiveness hasn't been great, but he's clearly ahead of DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard for early-down/red-zone work. Murray is an RB2 for Week 8 against the Bucs.
Don Jackson (hand) is practicing fully for Week 8.
Jackson bowed out of last week's game with a hand injury but appears to be fine and should be ready for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Even with Green Bay severely shorthanded at running back, Jackson's role in the offense will remain limited.
Patrick Peterson (ribs) didn't practice on Wednesday.
Peterson played all 63 snaps in Sunday's tie with Seattle. Maybe he's just getting a breather. Through seven games, Peterson holds PFF's 22nd-best coverage grade out of 116 qualifiers at cornerback.
Jordan Reed (concussion) expects to play Sunday's game in London.
Reed is in the final stage of the concussion protocol. He'll visit with an independent doctor Thursday, but it sounds like there's a good chance he gets cleared. Reed will immediately regain TE1 status if he returns for Week 8 against the Bengals.